“I want to leave Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) on the team.”
The American local media ‘New York Post’ conducted an interview with Arte Moreno, the owner of the Angels, on the 9th (Korean time). At this meeting, owner Moreno showed a firm will to sign an extension contract with Ohtani.
Ohtani is a two-time double-up star representing the major leagues. After making his big league debut in 2018, he showed outstanding skills as both his pitcher and hitter. In particular, he is attracting the attention of many major league fans by showing himself a cartoon baseball in which he gets on the mound as an ace and secures the victory of the team and hits explosive long hits from the center line.
Superstar Ohtani could qualify as a free agent after this season. Reports are pouring in that not only the original team Angels, but also the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, and New York Yankees are interested in signing Ohtani, and the transfer market is already heating up.
In this situation, owner Moreno said, “I want to keep Ohtani on the team. He is one of the most popular baseball players in the world and an international star. At the same time, he is a great teammate and sincere. He is funny and he maintains a good relationship with many fans.” He expressed his intention to do everything in his power to remain.
It is estimated that Ohtani’s ransom will exceed 500 million dollars (approximately 631.1 billion won) for the first time in major league history. He is a considerable amount, but the owner of Moreno revealed that he is confident. “We’re in the top 10 in terms of payroll. I’d say we have as good a chance as any other team,” he said. hopefully,” he explained. 슬롯사이트
Owner Moreno has once again made up his mind to extend the contract with Ohtani. “It is true that we could have traded Ohtani, but how can we re-sign the best starting pitcher in the major leagues, a Cy Young Award candidate, and an MVP candidate?”
Ohtani, meanwhile, has consistently shown a desire to advance to the postseason. Although Ohtani made his major league debut in 2018, he has never had a single fall experience. Some predict that Ohtani will pursue the championship rather than money.
The Angels are a weak club and have not had a relationship with the postseason for a while after the 2014 season. However, this season is different. The team was reinforced by storm signings such as pitcher Tyler Anderson (34), infielders Geo Urshela (32), and Brandon Drury (31).
Attention is focusing on whether the Angels will be able to relieve Ohtani’s sorrow by reinforcing the team and lead him to an extension contract.